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Native Hindu school for teaching bazaar accounts near the Shah Almi Gate, Lahore

Native Hindu school for teaching bazaar accounts near the Shah Almi Gate, Lahore

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 1000/46(4701)

Item number: 4701

Length: 23.5

Width: 29.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Native Hindu school for teaching bazaar accounts near the Shah Almi Gate at Lahore in Pakistan from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections: India Office Series (Volume 46), taken by an unknown photographer in c. 1870. The photograph is taken from the top of the perimeter wall and looks down onto a group of pupils seated in a courtyard. From the middle of the nineteenth century the Government encouraged the growth of both indigenous and vernacular education in India. Vernacular education (in the local language) was considered a special obligation for the Government from 1854 when it was declared a concern by the Court of Directors. The course covered both primary and secondary education and was carried out in many different types of establishment depending on the resources of the area.

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